5 for Friday & a FREEBIE

Friday, October 9, 2015
I'm excited to share about this week mostly because it's FRIYAY!!!  This has been the longest week ever!!!!!

I'd love to hear about your week so link on up with Kacey and share your fun!

So here it goes:

We have been TRYING really hard to understand adjectives...I mean really hard.  I think we used all the brain power we could muster in the last 2 weeks on it.  After lots of lessons and not as much learning as I would like I resorted to writing on a pumpkin!
Yes, you heard me right!  I bought a pumpkin for the SOLE purpose of writing on it with a big ol' FAT black permanent marker.  Oh the horror!

I had kids feel the pumpkin, try and lift it and rub their fingers all around it.  Then we talked about how it looked and felt and I started writing:

As you can see my students were just too cute!  After spending the last few weeks talking about character traits they started thinking of the inner traits of the pumpkin and asked if I could write those down too...so I did at the bottom as you can tell.

Well even after the pumpkin fun they still needed more work so we did one of my all time favorite activities for FALL... annnddd here's the best part:  It's a FREEBIE!!!

adjectives with candy corn

We brainstormed adjectives we could write in the middle of the candy corn to finish the sentence and hung them up.  I love this activity and so do the kids.  If you want to try this in your classroom you can grab the freebie { here }

We also worked on this fall themed pumpkin patch noun and adjective craftivity.  This is a new product and you can grab it by clicking on the picture below:

grammar work, nouns and adjectives practice with a fall theme

Lastly to really make it stick we used my amazingly talented friend Peggy Means' adjective power point!  It was fab!  The interactive slides were the best and really got my kids involved.

If you want to grab this amazing pack from Peggy you can grab it 

{ here }

Lastly to stick with the fall theme we love doing this in October too:

behavior management tips, build a pumpkin for behavior, behavior tips

What was you week like?!?  I'd love to hear all about it - link on up at Doodle Bugs Teaching with Kacey.



  1. Love anything sweet! Nice candy corn adjectives poster and love the pumpkin behavior idea. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. I absolutely LOVE the way you wrote the traits on the pumpkin. That's a very cool idea. I might have to copy:)